Creativity in the fight against HIV/AIDS and stigma is our daily bread, so we're always very happy to see other likeminded initiatives. Today we discovered the project 'A Flag For Uganda', made by a creative agency in Canada by Belgian (!) Roel Beddeleem and Jason Contoro. They took the Ugandan flag and exchanged the background for a rainbow, symbolizing their support for the LGBT community.
The posters are silk screened and all proceeds from the sales will go to Amnesty International Canada, who help LGTB people in Uganda as much as they can. This is what the creatives wrote on their website www.aflagforuganda.com:
"On February 24th 2014, the Anti-Homosexuality Act, also known as the "Kill the Gays Bill" was signed by the president of Uganda.
On February 27th we highjacked Uganda's flag and silkscreened a limited series of 50 posters to support human rights world wide.
We sent the first print to Mister President Museveni. We've yet to hear from him. The goal of this project is to continue to speak out against this damaging piece of law and promote human rights world wide. The other 49 posters will be sold. All benefits will go to a Amnesty International Canada, who work with LGBTI organizations on the ground that need direct support.
Feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting one of the posters, get involved, or simply support the cause by sharing this page. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org" Great work, guys!